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Mark Schwarzer in contract talks

last updated Thursday 21st May 2009, 5:45 PM

 Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer
Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer
Mark Schwarzer
Fulham are in talks with Mark Schwarzer about a new contract to keep the veteran goalkeeper at Craven Cottage beyond 2010.

Schwarzer, who has another season left on his current deal, has been in excellent form and has helped put the club on the brink of European qualification and is set to be rewarded with fresh terms.

"There's been a few discussions," said Schwarzer. "And I feel as good, if not better, than when I first signed for Fulham. At this stage in my career, if the manager backs you and you continue to play week in, week out, then why not continue to play for as long as possible?"

Schwarzer was signed on a free transfer from Middlesbrough last summer and puts the club's consistency down to manager Roy Hodgson.

"He's calm and modest, and that filters down to the players, but he makes us conscious about keeping our heads down and concentrating right to the end of every game," Schwarzer said.

Given their goal difference, Fulham realistically need only a point against Everton at the weekend to seal their place in the Europa League.

Source The Guardian
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